Are you ready for a photo heavy post? I have a lot of finishes this week. Do you remember me talking about the Hapi Coat I was knitting? You know, the one that had so much dye on the yarn that it stained the knitting needles AND my hands? I washed the dye off my hands after every knitting session. Well, it is finished! And just in time to wear it for the last storm of the season, hopefully
I tried to mitigate some of the dye crocking. Crocking is the term for the dye rubbing off on, say, the needles or your hands or a white shirt. I soaked it in a soapy water bath for about 20 minutes or so. The yarn needed to absorb that water and plump up.
The perfect spot in my house for blocking knitted items is on the guest bed. It will be undisturbed under the overhead fan.
And if you can stand just one more photo, here are two pair of infant socks. Oh the cuteness! It is hard to tell from the photo, but the foot of these socks is only 2" long. I made a short row heel before continuing up the leg. They looked just a bit small to me, but it has been a long time since I have been around an infant. So I took the first sock with me to my local coffee shop because there is always a new mommy or two there. Luck! One came in pushing a stroller with a sweet little 6 week old. I held the sock up and asked here if this would fit an infant. "Let's see!" she said and proceeded to whip the little one's current sock off and put on this one. YES! Score one for Grandma!
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